A Collection of Police Medals

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Date of Auction: 9th May 2018

Sold for £160

Estimate: £100 - £140

A Great War M.B.E. pair awarded to Superintendent H. Peet, Grimsby Special Constabulary

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 1st type breast badge, silver, hallmarks for London 1919; Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (Supt. Howard Peet, M.B.E.) with rosette on riband, mounted for display purposes with crown rank insignia, minor damage to suspension of MBE, otherwise good very fine (2) £100-140

Footnote

M.B.E. London Gazette 7 January 1918.

Howard Peet, a tobacconist by trade, served during the Great War with Grimsby Special Constabulary, and was the Superintendent in charge of the Signalling Section. This unit, formed in 1914, sent Morse code messages about approaching aircraft to their headquarters by means of a wiring system affixed to tram standards.